Don't Be A Boring Speaker with Tina Bakehouse

digital marketing Oct 03, 2022
Don't Be A Boring Speaker



Want to captivate your audience and keep them engaged? Speaking and Storytelling Consultant and Coach Tina Bakehouse is on a mission to protect audiences from boring speeches and to help you magnetize your audience.



Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll hear…

▶️ [2:05] And so if we can own that and shift that mindset and say lean into the passion for what it is that we care about, then we show that not only in how we express and talk about it but then the audience feels that energy. So it's letting go of the word boring. It's recognizing that yes, I have something worth sharing, and yes, I'm knowledgeable about it. I've researched it, I've read about it, I've talked about it, I've lived it. And whether it's the broad term of leadership or the world of business, your specific experience with it, your way of doing it, people wanna know your angle and what they love when you're open to sharing it and open to that vulnerability.
▶️ [5:42] If people can see that, that is the power of storytelling, that if you can reach back into your own experiences and make the connection between this thing that happened and a point you're trying to make, You can really effectively use storytelling in that capacity. Now, having said that, not all stories are the same, Not told the same. I've seen a lot of people who think that storytelling is just a laundry list of a chronological set of events that happen. This happened, then this happened. We often see children doing this, right?
▶️ [7:10] Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end, and what your audience wants to know you, you do that first piece of really understanding what do I want the story to do for me? Whether you're in business or you're doing a signature talk, it has different strategies. So you wanna ask yourself, "Who's my target audience and what point of view?", that's the first three questions that you should ask are, what do I want it to do for me at this moment, who's my audience, and what point of view is it my story or someone else's story?
▶️ [11:01] Well, I would say every storyteller is a little bit different in terms of how you come to the story. I think it definitely is one workable strategy. Again, I always recommend when I'm working with clients whether it's for their TED Talk or keynote or for their business story I do like this starting with the end in mind and overall. Okay, we have so many, we have a myriad of stories so that it can get super overwhelming and I worked with an artist whom he was like, I don't even know where to begin. Well, let's start at the very beginning, as a very good place to start as to who he would hear in Sound of Music. 
▶️ [16:47] And one of the things that I think interesting about that too, is that just showing up as yourself. It could be someone like I'm thinking of Deepak Chopra, for example. This is a person who is not really a boisterous, gregarious out their type of person. He's just a little bit quieter and reserved yet, I want to hang on to everything he's saying we see examples of those types of people in media or on stages, and they can command an entire room. They can just walk in quietly with a thousand people in front of them and it is just soft-spoken, yet everyone's listening.
▶️ [19:47] Great advice. I love the idea of deep work versus shallow work, which I've never heard it spoken about that way before, but that makes sense. We're in the weeds a lot of the time. And then we have to take a step back and look at how are we actually blocking those time blocks in our calendar. Great advice.

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